"I feel silly. It's just me," she told local newspaper the Cape Cod Times outside outside Morrison Glassworks in Hyannis, where she worked before fame hit.
Magnus came back to the Cape after appearing on major programs including Ellen De Generes and David Letterman in Los Angeles and New York.
But she stated the highlight was finally seeing her family and to "find my sisters and give them a big hug," Magnus said. "And my parents, and my cat ... and even Buddy, the dog."
"I'm sorry I didn't win, but I know they didn't see it that way," Magnus said of her family, friends and fans on the Cape.
Magnus will spend about two weeks relaxing on the Cape before returning to Los Angeles for the May 26 "American Idol" finale.